And so the time is near that our daughter will leave a life she has known for 6 whole years and brave into a new. 15 days until we board a plane and head for Taiwan and 21 days until we meet this litle girl that has stolen our hearts from afar. 21 days until this child is not just a picture that we study and wonder. She is real we just know it! Our minds can not yet wrap the idea of "this real" little girl but once the time has ended and we can hear her voice, touch her, and begin from that day forward to heal, bond, love, and be the family we were meant to be...Ahh that is when it will be real. And that is what life is ALL about. Those moments that you are sure to remember no matter how old you get. The feelings that you are sure to feel every time you think of the second you saw your child for the first time no matter how or where, they came from. No matter when or why, but that second and the feeling you had. I can't wait for that moment, the one that I realize, feel and know " I really have a daughter and she is right in front of me".
I forgot to add that we recently found out that we will be meeting Laura T. for the first time during our trip as well as the other volunteers heading to Taiwan for the "picture the future" SLC project! We are so excited to finally meet her and in Taiwan of al places. The first time I ever spoke with her over 3 years ago she was in Taiwan and now we will meet a world away. Can you believe this trip. More importantly our arrangements have been made for our fosterfamily meeting. We will not get to spend the day with Ti prior to meeting her at Chung Yi. After many metings and long discussions the conclusion came a couple days ago. We will meet Ti's foster mom at Chung Yi. And a surprise... we may also meet her birthmother!